Yvonne was right. Xander’s charming appearance was indeed one in a thousand.
Xander did not hear what Yvonne had whispered and was calm when he approached them. His gaze fell on Melanie for a while before frowning. “Why have you lost so much weight?”
His question startled Melanie. She had been busy daily and did not have time to notice if she had lost weight.
Xander did not ask much as Yvonne was around.
Only Yvonne’s chatters could be heard throughout the dinner. Melanie would respond occasionally as she ate.
After dinner, Yvonne sighed. She glanced at Melanie and Xander as she complained in displeasure, “You guys are lame. If it weren’t for me, this meal would be boring and it would’ve ended quickly.”
Xander muttered expressionlessly, “It’ll still end with you around.”
Yvonne wanted to retort but could not think of what to say. In the end, she looked at Melanie as she patted her on the shoulder and said with a chuckle, “Don’t think so much. Everything will be over soon. Call me if you need my help.”
That was probably the most serious thing Yvonne had said all night. Melanie looked at her, yet Yvonne had already walked away with a grin.
Only Melanie and Xander were left. Xander asked, “Where are your things?”
“Locked in the house.”
Xander lifted his eyebrow as he headed to the parking lot. Melanie followed him from behind.
She felt bad troubling Xander and muttered, “I didn’t expect Yvonne to call you. I think spending the night at the hotel is better.”
She did not want to trouble Xander.
However, Xander stopped and looked at her. He pondered before saying, “Reny and the others are also around. They’re worried about you.
“Why don’t you go to my place first? If you don’t want to stay there, I’ll take you to the hotel.”
Since Xander had suggested that, Melanie felt it would be inappropriate if she rejected him again.
Xander was living in the new mansion area in Jepton. Reny and Oliver were still waiting in the living room when they arrived.
When they saw Melanie, Reny stood up and greeted, “Mélanie, you’re finally here. We’re planning to have supper. What do you want to eat?”
Melanie shook her head. I’m not hungry.”
Reny did not force her to eat and took her to the sofa instead.
Melanie looked around and noticed the house was quite empty. Other than some necessary
furniture, nothing else was in here. Only the walls seemed to have been painted.
In the living room was a bulk of wood. It seemed that the living room was their workshop.
She heard Reny say, “Melanie, Xander was making the frame when he received your call. He abandoned his work immediately to get to you.‘
She sounded just like Yvonne when she quipped.
Melanie did not mind. She knew Xander cared about her mostly because of Stephen.
He was a nice man, after all.
Melanie looked less tense as she looked at Xander and nodded. “Thank you.”
However, when she looked at the materials at the corner of the room, she recalled her recent troubles and realized it had been a long time since she came in contact with the job here.